Saturday, July 11, 2015

Walmer Cenotaph

Most of Port Elizabeth's monuments are located around Central and the city centre.  There are a few outside of those areas though.  One example is the Piet Retief monument and another is the Cenotaph in front of the Walmer Townhall.  I stopped at the Cenotaph with Drama Princess and snapped a few pics while she was checking it out.  The Cenotaph contains the names of the men from Walmer who died during the two world wars.  Why does Walmer have a Cenotaph while there is one in front of St Georges Park as well?  Well, Walmer used to be a town of its own independent from Port Elizabeth until the 1970's.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely warm feel to this photo, Jonker. And the human element (in the form of Drama Princess) adds to the scene.